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Browsing Sesquicentennial Civil War Documents Project by Issue Date

Browsing Sesquicentennial Civil War Documents Project by Issue Date

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  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-03)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. In this letter Milton describes his time in Winchester and leaving there on foot and traveling south. He depicts the Shenandoah valley and the people he sees there.
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda writes mainly about Jim, a free back man that lives with them, and how his health is failing. She also discusses the possibility of selling the family house.
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda expresses happiness that Milton has not been wounded or worse in the recnt actions about which she has read in his letters and the newspaper. She mentions other ...
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda acknowledges that he has been sent to Cincinnati (Ohio) to recover from the wound at Nashville (Tenn) and was hoping that he might be able to come during the Christmas ...
  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. Milton is at a field hospital with an injury he received at Nashville where a shell exploded near him, nearly killing him. While there, he learns that his unit is among ...
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda writes about her reaction to the news of Lees surrender. Seeing that others celebrated by consuming alcohol, she tells Milton that she did not and makes perfectly ...
  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. Milton dicusses the fall of both Richmond and Petersburg VA to the Union Army. He also discusses General Robert E. Lees retreat from Richmond southwestward to unite ...
  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. Milton complains about the slowness of the mail delivery due to the disrepair of the roads, the monotony of camp life, and the weather.
  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. Writing from Nashville, Tennesee, Milton discusses the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a homemade writing table he has made, and his distaste for the recent actions ...
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda discusses some items in the latest news, including the death of John Wilkes Boothe, from the local paper. She also discusses livestock and produce grown at the family home.
  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. Upon setting up camp just outside of Nashville, Milton recalls how he was in this same location two and one-half years ago. As he and his fellow soldiers were dispirited ...
  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. Milton describes his regiment's boisterous celebration upon hearing the news that general Robert E. Lee surrendered.
  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. Milton describes how he, as well as his fellow soldiers long to return to their homes and families. He also hints that the Army may be involved in an action in Mexico ...
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda writes mostly about events happening in their home town and home.
  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. Milton describes the difficulties encountered in travelling to his next command location (Nashville, Tennesee). During one point in the journey, the train on which ...
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda writes that she and the Barnes family are all excited about his coming home from the war. She acknowledges that this is the last letter that she will write to him ...
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda describes the snowy and cold weather they are experiencing at home. She expresses hope that he is in some type of "winter quarters" and protected from the elements. ...
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda writes about her deep sorrow after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. She uses several Bible verses in this letter. She is also ...
  • Barnes, Rhoda (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Milton Barnes from his wife Rhoda Barnes. Rhoda discusses her anticipation of Milton's return. She is not pleased with the uncertainty regarding his and other soldiers' homecomings. She continues on with news ...
  • Barnes, Milton (2011-05-10)
    Letter to Rhoda Barnes from her husband Milton Barnes. Milton dicusses Robert E. Lees imminent, Joseph Johnston's possible, surrender to Federal forces and the prospect of being released by the Army to return home. He also ...

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